What’s sapote, you ask? It’s a funny green fruit, about the size of a softball. You pick it hard and then let it sit until it holds a dent when you touch it.
It looks like dark dark chocolate inside, so at first I thought I should make some sort of raw pie. Then pancakes creeped into my head, and once there, it’s nearly impossible to get them out, so I made it into syrup. I just added sugar and boiled for a while.
It gives a great maple syrup taste, which is great since I don’t buy the high fructose corn syrup and the real stuff is understandably expensive here in Mexico.
Then I made tomato sauce!
1. Score a cross into the peels.
Now comes the tedious part. If anyone has an easier way, I’d love to hear it!
7. Strain the sauce to remove the seeds and fiber.
Yay homemade tomato sauce! We ended up with three full yogurt containers. Not bad. These kind of traditional staples are some of my favorite things to make. It’s like magic: voila, so that’s how they do it!l